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#MeToo activists, criminal justice reformers at odds over judge’s recall

The voters of Santa Clara County have spoken, and the judge who in 2016 gave a light sentence of six months in jail to a Stanford swimmer convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault was recalled last week. But

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Two bills targeting rape pass Legislature, head to Gov. Brown’s desk

  A series of high profile rape accusations led California lawmakers to pass new legislation designed to remove a judge’s discretion in certain cases and to lift the burden on victims to bring suit before the law allows the validity of their claims

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Recall campaign against CA judge mounts

  Facing a never-before-seen push to oust him because of a ruling, a California judge has become the focus of a political maelstrom centered around the politics of rape, gender and the rule of law.  After giving a lenient sentence to

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